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    Robber Barons and Bluebloods, Philadelphia during the Gilded Age

    This industrial three-hour walking tour is perfect way to learn all about Philadelphia's role during the Gilded Age! You'll enjoy an in-depth look at the city's late 19th-century growth alongside a local historian, as you visit some of the indulgent residences constructed by the city's Robber Baron elite.. The tour begins at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, formerly the Girard Bank, and the extravagant City Hall, where you'll enjoy architectural commentary detailing the link between these buildings and how they were influenced by classical styles and the French Renaissance. Next up, you may visit the Union League, Wetherill Mansion, or the Van Rensselaer Mansion, depending on the interests of your tour group. No matter where you go, your guide will offer insights into the place of these buildings both in the past and present of Philadelphia's urban landscape. All in all, it should be quite a constructive experience!
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    Robber Barons and Bluebloods, Philadelphia during the Gilded Age

    420 Chestnut St, Philadelphia

    • Explore a handful of opulent late 19th-century constructions during a three-hour, Gilded Age-themed walking tour
    • Hear stories about the Robber Barons and wealthy elite of the era who changed the landscape of the city
    • Visit sites of grandeur, such as the Ritz Carlton Hotel, City Hall, and various mansions
    • Enjoy an immersive and educational experience that will give you an all-new perspective on Philadelphia's past
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    Historical Walking Tour of Colonial Philadelphia

    Gain insight into America's colonial history on this small-group walking tour of Philadelphia, founded in the 17th century by William Penn as a haven for persecuted Quakers. Visit Powell House, which entertained guests like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin; St Peter's Church, where the Founding Fathers worshiped; and Independence Hall, the original home of the Liberty Bell. Your guide will tell you about the events and ideologies that set the stage for the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress. Meet at a central Philadelphia location and follow your guide on a 3-hour walking tour. You'll visit several historic houses, monuments and churches dating back to the 18th century, all of which played a role in the founding of the US.

    Learn about William Penn, who founded Philadelphia in the 17th century as a safe haven for persecuted Quakers. Make your way to the Society Hill neighborhood to visit Powel House. Built in 1765, this elegant Georgian brick mansion was bought by Samuel Powel, who served as the last mayor of Philadelphia under British rule. Hear how he frequently entertained guests like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.

    Continue to the Old City neighborhood to visit Christ Church, the first Protestant Episcopal church in the US and the birthplace of the American Episcopal Church.

    Stop by St Peter's Church, a historic church that opened in 1761 and served as the place of worship for many of the US Founding Fathers during the period of the Continental Congress. Learn how the building was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1996.

    Explore Independence Hall, the original home of the Liberty Bell which now houses the Centennial Bell. As you walk, your guide will explain how the city evolved during these times, and discuss the events and ideologies that set the stage for the American Revolution and beyond.
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    Historical Walking Tour of Colonial Philadelphia

    138 S 2nd St, Philadelphia

    • Learn about William Penn and the Founding Fathers during this Colonial Philadelphia walking tour
    • Visit Powel house, a historic mansion that entertained guests like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin
    • Hear what events set the stage for the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence
    • Discover where the Liberty Bell originally stood at Independence Hall
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    Mount Pleasant Mansion Tour

    When it comes to family drama, the 18th-century Macphersons had it all. You'll hear all about their head-spinning story during this two-hour exploration of their expansive Mount Pleasant home, which is widely considered to be one of the most stunning colonial architectural masterpieces in the nation. While exploring the grounds alongside a well-educated guide, you'll enjoy incredible views of the Schuylkill River, learn about its interior craftsmanship, and hear stories of Captain John Macpherson and his wife Margaret, who commissioned the house from master builder Thomas Nevell in the 1760s. It's certainly going to be an experience to build on!
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    Mount Pleasant Mansion Tour

    420 Chestnut St, Philadelphia

    • Explore the gorgeous Mount Pleasant Mansion during a two-hour guided tour
    • Hear stories about the home's construction and its owner's turbulent past from a local historian
    • Check out beautiful examples of colonial craftsmanship and incredible views
    • Enjoy an educational experience while walking through one of Philadelphia's most popular historical locations
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    Vampires, Sex, & Ghost Tour

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    Vampires! Pirates! Sultry sexcapades! All these and more take center stage on this R-rated guided adventure put together by university professor Joe Wojie. You'll explore deviant urban folklore surrounding numerous sites in Philadelphia, dating all the way back to the founding fathers: visit whipping posts, gallows, the red light district, and explore haunting myths of ghost ships and bloodsucking encounters. Designed for horror buffs, the thrills from this urban exploration will chill you to your very bone.
    Vampires, Sex, & Ghost Tour

    Old City, Philadelphia

    • Embark on a unique tour of Philadelphia that explores many of its darker urban legends
    • Visit historic sites of debauchery and death that will leave you chilled to the bone
    • Explore a whole new side to Philly as researched by university professor Joe Wojie
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    The Black Cat Tour

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    Goosebumps in Gettysburg? Explore the creepy side of the historic area during this one-hour evening of exploration by candlelight. Each tour is customized by its storyteller guide, who will add to the spooky ambiance with authentic Victorian garb. You'll visit a selection of Gettysburg's creepiest locations, which may include the Haunted Creek Bed, the Dobbin House, the Jennie Wade House, the Orphanage, the Evergreen Cemetery, the Lincoln Cemetery, and the Grove. As you walk, your guide will offer insights into the bloody Civil War battle that Gettysburg is most known for, as well as some of the haunted stories that dominate local urban legend. It's going to be a boo-tiful thing.
    The Black Cat Tour

    47 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg

    • Explore Gettysburg by candlelight with a storyteller dressed in Victorian garb
    • Visit some of the area's creepiest locations
    • Hear stories of haunted sightings dating all the way back to the Civil War
    • Enjoy an outside-the-box tour designed to give you goosebumps
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    Chinatown Food Tour

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    You don't need a passport for a trip to mainland China, Korea, and Vietnam. On this exploration of Philly's Chinatown, there will be frequent stops to sample delicious treats and learn about the area's fascinating history. Just a few stops on this food tour include: Asian Arts Initiative, Fo Shou Temple, Fortune Cookie Factory, Noodle Factory, Tea Talk Bread, Top Bakery, and the "House of Dragons" Fire House. As you go, you'll find out how Chinatown changed from a society of bachelor railroad workers to the thriving district you see today. This food tour is about more than just food: it's journey through history that will fulfill both your appetite and your sense of wonder.
    Chinatown Food Tour

    1218 Arch St, Philadelphia

    • Explore the rich and growing culture of Philly's own Chinatown on this 3 hour food tour
    • Sample delicacies like moon cakes, bubble tea, soup dumplings, and Vietnamese sandwiches
    • See the Friendship Gate, Asian Arts Initiative, Noodle Factory, and more
    • Learn about the neighborhood's rich cultural history
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    Historic and Haunted Pub Tour

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    Spend a fun and fascinating evening socializing and learning about Philadelphia's dark side on this pub crawl. Your guide will entertain you with stories of pirates, ghosts and gangsters such as Al Capone and Leo Lanzetti on this tour that takes you to at least three local taverns. Savor a free beer, shot and snack; take advantage of drink specials; and answer trivia questions to win more free beer. This tour is the perfect way to learn more about Philadelphia while enjoying a relaxing night out meeting new people! Your pub crawl begins at Independence Visitor Center where you can make your way to the pubs to access exclusive drink specials. Once everyone's settled, you'll receive your complimentary beer, shot and snack.

    Relax with your food and drink and get to know the rest of your group, while your knowledgeable guide periodically regales you with spooky and scandalous tales from Philadelphia's history. After a couple of hours, hit the streets and walk to two more historic taverns.

    At each bar, you'll be eligible for drink specials and have time to mix and mingle with your group as your guide shares more anecdotes about Philadelphia's past. Learn about pirates, ghosts, and Prohibition gangsters including Al Capone, Mickey Duffy, Waxey Gordon and Leo Lanzetti who fought to control the city's liquor trade.

    Throughout your tour, your guide will also lead icebreakers and drinking games. Plus, you'll have the chance to answer trivia questions and win free drinks!

    Your historic and haunted pub crawl includes about 8 blocks of walking and wraps up around 10pm at Cavanaugh's Headhouse Square. From there, it's easy to keep exploring the city's nightlife with your new friends!
    Historic and Haunted Pub Tour

    1 North Independence Mall W, Philadelphia

    • Enjoy a pub crawl of Philadelphia including the city's most historic and haunted taverns
    • Visit three taverns and enjoy plenty of time drinking and socializing on this festive walking tour
    • Learn about pirates, tavern spirits and bootleggers from Philadelphia's colorful history
    • Enjoy drink specials at each bar and play trivia games to win free drinks
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    Beginner Salsa

    Basic footwork. Shine moves. Attitudinal aspects. Dance etiquette. This energetic dance class is a great first step for the would-be salsa dancer! Altogether, Beginner 1 Salsa covers eight sessions. Class begins with a warm up and review of material from the previous session, then adds new moves. Afterwards, you'll team up with other students in class, and put what you covered into action. Work with a variety of partners to learn to lead, follow, and improvise. Not only will you become a competent and confident dancer, you'll also have a blast, get fit, and hone your motor skills. Think you missed your calling as a salsa dancer? Salsa in the Suburbs proves it's never too late to shine!
    Beginner Salsa

    1245 N Providence Rd, Media

    • Learn the fundamental steps of one of the most popular Latin dances
    • Develop the flexibility and fluidity to dance with articulation
    • Build strength and stamina while getting a great workout
    • Enjoy an energetic, supportive environment while learning a new hobby
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    Meadery Tour

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    At the Colony, they're always seeking to push the boundaries of taste by producing the boldest and most innovative meads in the world. Using modern techniques, precise fermentation controls, and the most refined elbow grease, they produce honey-based alcoholic beverages that surprise the palate and amaze the judges. So if you've ever wondered how they cram all of that honey into a beverage bursting with flavor that glides down the throat with sophisticated, layered profiles and unparalleled smoothness, you'll quench your thirst for knowledge at this tour.
    Meadery Tour

    905 Harrison St, Allentown

    • Take a tour of The Colony Meadery
    • Learn about the modern techniques and precise fermentation controls used to produce The Colony's honey-based alcoholic beverages
    • Taste mead that bursts with flavor and glides down the throat with sophisticated, layered profiles and unparalleled smoothness
    • Tour the meadery to get a glimpse of behind-the-scenes action!
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